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Built a few years before the start of the Civil War, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk, Virginia, is home to a vibrant, predominantly Black community whose parishioners come from miles around.
Bishop Timothy Doherty of Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a pastor after the priest called Black Lives Matter protestors "maggots" and "parasites."
Eric Spacek, risk control manager for Church Mutual Insurance, based in Merrill, Wisconsin, shares best practices for churches that are reopening for in-person Mass in the U.S.
We say: As experts learn more about the novel coronavirus and how it spreads, there is evidence that indoor gatherings of medium- to large-sized groups are more dangerous than most outdoor activities.